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Re: Please do not drop Python 2 modules

Ian Jackson wrote:
> Can lintian tell whether there is a Python 3 module too ?  If so then
> I think a better criterion for warning would be "there is no Python 3
> module".

$ lintian-info -t python-foo-but-no-python3-foo
W: python-foo-but-no-python3-foo
N:   This source package appears to generate the specified Python 2 package
N:   without creating a variant for Python 3.
N:   The 2.x series of Python is due for deprecation and will not be
N:   maintained past 2020.
N:   If upstream have not moved or have no intention to move to Python 3,
N:   please be certain that Debian would benefit from the continued
N:   inclusion of this package and, if not, consider removing it.
N:   Alternatively, ensure that the corresponding package specifies the
N:   ${python3:Depends} substvar in its binary dependencies.
N:   Severity: normal, Certainty: certain
N:   Check: python, Type: source, binary

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